May 22, 2024 – The Kirkland Downtown Association is thrilled to announce that our Kirkland Summer concert series has been recognized as one of the top 10 best outdoor concert series in the United States by USA Today. This prestigious acknowledgment highlights the dedication and passion of our community in making these concerts a standout event year after year.

For nearly 20 years, the Kirkland Summer concert Series has been a staple of summer entertainment in our picturesque town of Kirkland, Washington on the shores of Lake Washington. Held every Thursday night in July and August at Marina Park, these free concerts bring together families, friends and music lovers to enjoy a variety of musical acts against the stunning backdrop of the waterfront.

“We are incredibly honored to be recognized as one of the best outdoor concert series in the nation”, said Anne Hess, Executive Director of the Kirkland Downtown Association. “This achievement reflects the hard work of our team, the support of our sponsors and the enthusiasm of our community. We look forward to continuing to provide an exceptional variety of music for everyone who attends. This year’s lineup of artists is our best yet.”

The Kirkland Summer Concert Series offers an array of genres, ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy. From local bands to renowned artists, each performance promises a night of unforgettable music and community spirit.

We extend our deepest gratitude to our sponsors, volunteers, and attendees for making the Kirkland Summer Concert Series a success. Your support and participation are what makes this event truly special.

For more information about the Kirkland Summer Concert Series and to see the full lineup for 2024, please visit our website at

About the Kirkland Downtown Association:

The Kirkland Downtown Association (KDA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded 20 years ago to support the local business community. We host free community events like the Kirkland Wednesday Market, the Summer Concert Series, Waterfront Car Show and Winterfest. These events attract visitors and residents to enjoy our downtown’s restaurants, shops, and waterfront. Our efforts enhance the vibrancy, economic health, and inclusivity, making it a wonderful place to live, work and play.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Anne Hess

Executive Director/Kirkland Downtown Association